FDR Presidential Library
Producer FDR Presidential LibraryLanguage English
Fighting President (Part II)
FDR201-30-1 Fighting President (Part II) 7mins. (256 ft), composite, b & w, 35mm Audio track - except for 1st shot (oath of office) sound is Narration by Edwin C. Hill with music underneath. FDR taking oath of office Film shows events leading to FDR's election in 1932 1917: Pictures of sinking merchant ships Wilson signing declaration of war Troop ships leaving for France Girls at work in munitions factory Battlefield scenes of World War I Armistice Day celebration in New York City 1919: Wilson in France with John J. Pershing FDR in France to direct details of return of AEF in his capacity as Assistant Secretary of the Navy Archival footage from the FDR Presidential Library.